According to foreign media reports, the local time on Wednesday, the French city hall made a decision, those who through the Airbnb platform for short-term rental housing owners need to register their property to the City Hall. This is obviously what the local hotel operators want to see, because Airbnb and so on like Uber's service in their view has constituted an unfair competition. Airbnb and other leasing platforms are considered to push up house prices in major cities such as Paris and Berlin and raise housing shortages.
According to statistics, the number of land in France on Airbnb second only to the United States to 350,000 ranked second, and Paris is the world's largest tourist city, the world's largest market has 65,000 houses.
In this regard, the Paris City Hall voted to start from December 1 request to put in the website before the short rental advertising in the City Hall need to get a registration number Caixing.
This requirement will be able to suppress the use of short-term rental advertising but to provide long-term rental behavior - in France, the local residents can not spend more than 120 days a year, and also allow the government to better track the rental of the house and Levy local taxes.
In response, Airbnb's spokesman said they would comply with the new rules and will ensure that their customers are aware of the matter.
Like many other big cities, Paris is also suppressing illegal travel leasing behavior and regulate and limit this illegal phenomenon.
Due to the pressure from the hotel and the government, Airbnb has previously agreed to the French tourists to the traditional "tourist tax".